Chrissy Teigen is poking entertaining at the college admissions cheating scam allegedly involving higher-profile actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.
On Wednesday, Teigen, 33, tweeted a photo, which showed her face and husband John Legend‘s face photoshopped on experienced soccer players.
“Does this appear actual? We are attempting to get into Harvard,” Teigen wrote. The model also incorporated a photoshopped photo of celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin and her husband Mike Rosenthal’s face on two other soccer players.
Teigen’s joke comes amid news that parents involved in the scam allegedly doctored pictures to make it look like their kids had been athletes and wrote significant checks in order to get their offspring into elite colleges and universities which includes Yale, Georgetown, the University of Southern California and Stanford.
According to the complaint, two of the accused, Devin Sloane and Elisabeth Kimmel, went as far as allegedly possessing sports photos of their kids photoshopped, producing phony athletic profiles, and paying extra than $200,000 so their kids could attend USC.
Sloane, who owns a number of corporations — which includes a Los Angeles-primarily based drinking water and wastewater systems provider — allegedly worked with USC’s senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel to present his son as a recruit to the school’s men’s water polo group, therefore facilitating his admission to USC, according to the affidavit.
Having said that, Sloane’s son did not play water polo competitively. So, according to the documents, Sloane bought water polo gear by means of Amazon and an e mail revealed that Sloane worked with a graphic designer to make pictures of his son playing the sport.
“Any likelihood to place him in a setting that appears like an outside [polo] pool?” Sloane asked, according to the complaint. In one more e mail, the designer sent a doctored photo of Sloane’s son with his proper arm and torso above the water line. The designer asked if the photo was appropriate.
When the pictures had been completed, the designer sent nicely wishes with a very simple, “Hope this performs.”
Sloane did not quickly respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Federal court records unsealed Tuesday in Boston name 50 men and women, which includes Huffman and Loughlin, who have been indicted as element of the alleged nationwide scheme, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Workplace in Massachusetts.
“Dozens of men and women involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits had been arrested by federal agents in several states and charged in documents unsealed on March 12, 2019, in federal court in Boston,” the release says.
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On Wednesday, Loughlin, 54, appeared just before a judge — just hours soon after she was taken into custody.
The Complete Home star produced her 1st look in federal court in Los Angeles exactly where a judge set her bond at $1 million, according to the Linked Press. The actress faces a felony charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and sincere solutions mail fraud.
Loughlin is permitted to travel to British Columbia, exactly where she has filming projects in Vancouver, but ought to surrender her passport in December, according to the Orange County Register.
An lawyer for Loughlin did not quickly respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. A representative for Loughlin had no comment.
The mother of two and husband, Mossimo founder Mossimo Giannullia allegedly gave $500,000 to say her daughter Olivia Jade was element of the rowing group when that was not correct, the indictment states.
The couple’s 19-year-old daughter, who is a freshman, is not presently listed on the USC women’s rowing roster.
Giannulli appeared in federal court on Tuesday and was released soon after posting a $1 million bond.
Huffman, 56, allegedly gave $15,000 “to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter,” the indictment states. Huffman was charged by federal prosecutors with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and sincere solutions mail fraud and arrested on Tuesday. She was released on a $250,000 bond.
She was also ordered to hand more than her passport.
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For the duration of Tuesday’s hearing, Huffman’s husband William H. Macy remained by her side. As the judge study off the charges against his wife, Macy, 69, reportedly sat with his head down about households of other defendants, according to Deadline.
Macy was not charged in the scandal, the Shameless star is alternatively identified only as “her spouse” in the document.
The actresses’ subsequent preliminary hearings are scheduled for March 29 at a Boston court.